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Published 12/05/2015 | 00:00

Rathangan/ Cleariestown


If you have any news or information that you would like to submit in the weekly notes you can contact Rathangan Parish Hall on 051 563039 between 9.30am and 1.30pm or leave a message. Also you can e-mail your notice to At the latest all notes must be received by 10am on Friday morning.

Community Lotto

There was no winner of last week's jackpot of €3,600. The winning numbers were 1,7,22,23. Congratulations to the 12 match 3winners who each receive €25. The winners were, Tom Kennedy, Golden Oldie, Josephine Kavanagh, Denny Kenny, Roche Family, Mary Culleton, May Barnwell, John White, Tina Maloney, Paul & Caroline Kehoe, Peter Colfer, Noel Dempsey. The next jackpot stands at €3,900 and the draw will take place on Tuesday 12th May at 8:30pm.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday 9th May. Well done to all the children and the teachers and staff for all their hard work.


The next dance in Carrig on Bannow Community Centre is this Friday night 15th May from 9.30pm-12.00 midnight. Music by Brendan Lee and his band. Teas and refreshments served. Adm: €8. We look forward to seeing you there.


We are very proud in Rathangan N.S. to announce that a past pupil of the school has begun his writing career by getting his first story published in the magazine Irelands Own. Ciarán Mernagh, Son of our special needs assistant Sharon Mernagh, was lucky enough to have his story 'Sid the Signpost' chosen and published. We congratulate Ciarán on his achievement. Well done.

Church Refurbishment

The heating refurbishment of Rathangan Church will begin on Monday May 11th. The Church will be closed to the public for approximately one month for health and safety reasons. All Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses will be held in Duncormick Church from Monday 11th May until further notice.

Emergency church services e.g Funerals etc. will be held in Cleariestown, Duncormick or Carrig-On-Bannow Churches. Parishioners full co-operation would be appreciated during this time of refurbishment. We apologise for the short notice.

Vintage/Cycle Run

A vintage and cycle run will take place in aid of Rathangan Church Restoration Fund on Sunday June 21st. More details to follow later.

Table Quiz

Duncormick Area Action Group and Tidy Towns Committee will hold a table quiz in Sinnott's Pub on Wed May 20th at 9pm. Tables €20. Refreshments served. Proceeds in aid of river walk development.

Family Mass

Why not join us for our parish family Mass on Sunday, 17th May, in Duncormick Church, at 11 a.m. where we will be preparing for the birthday of our Church on Pentecost Sunday. We're also delighted to be able to invite everybody for some refreshments immediately afterwards, so don't be in a rush home!!! We look forward to seeing you there.

The Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles were in the Abbey this week with the moaner Paul Roche squeezing home in front of Oliver Roche. Ger Stafford and Paul Roche also won the Birdie clubs. Next is Carrigleade


We meet every Monday evening at 7pm, (except Bank Holidays and weather permitting). During this fine weather we will meet every 3rd Monday at a different location. The Strollers receive a text message with relevant details. We have some lovely trails and loops in Wexford all within a short distance. On the other Mondays we meet at Rathangan Hall at 7.00pm, stroll for 35-45 mins.

We have a cup of tea/ coffee and most importantly a chat afterwards. We would like to invite anyone who would like to get out for a stroll/walk, who may have very low fitness levels but would like to get active and fit. Our strolls are designed to cater for many fitness levels.

Please contact any of our 3 Irish Heart Foundation Trained Community Walking Leaders for more info. Jacintha Cloney 087-9234121, Philomena Cahill 086-8700839 or Martin Furlong 089 4363834.


Congratulations to the boys and girls from St. Anne's Athletics Club who took part in the County Championships in Enniscorthy recently. Athletes from ages U-9 to U-14 competed in track and field events, with many competing in track semi-finals and finals. A special word of congratulations to Liam Berry and Muireann Hynes who both came home with medals. All are now busily preparing for Community Games. Training continues on Friday evenings from 6.30-7.30 if you would like to come down and join us.

Forth Walking Group

The Wednesday evening walks will resume this week as follows: Wednesday 13th May: Kilmore. Wednesday 20th May: Tintern. Wednesday 27th May: Forth Mountain, meeting on each occasion at 7.15p.m. Look forward to seeing you there, new walkers always welcome.

used books collection

The students of Bridgetown Vocational College are currently collecting used books to send to a retired Irish teacher working with schools in the Philippines. This project aims to supply badly needed library books for classrooms there and they would really appreciate our help.

If you can spare any books for this worthy cause please send them in to the school as soon as possible. They will be collected within the next week or so.

TYPE OF BOOKS NEEDED 1. Very basic infant books 2. Children's story books 3. Simple classics 4. Novels and books up to teen level 5. Colouring books or sticker books which have not been used 6. Reference books 7. Workbooks which can be used by teachers (English and Maths) 8. Educational games or toys

Rosslare Harbour

Sea Shanty Thanks

The Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts & organisers of The Sea Shanty Night held last Saturday would like to thank all those who helped make it the success it was.

A special word of thanks must go to Mark & Caroline at Hotel Rosslare, our sponsors Lloyds Pharmacy, Stena Line & to those who donated raffle prizes. The superb entertainment was provided by Hooks & Crookes, The South End Sea Shanty Singers, The Vagrants Crew, Ron & Denis, Jack O'Leary & Nick Power & his Traditional Irish Group. Thanks to all those who supported our night. Looking forward to next year already!

St Helens Bay G.C.

The Jimmy Carroll Cup regional qualifier was held in Borris Golf club last Wednesday. Our lads just missed out of a spot in the next round amid a very strong field. Well done to the team, which was; Maurice Cooper, Tom O'Riordan, Stan Parkinson, Pat O'Connor, Aidan Colgan, Seamus McCormack, Jim Murphy and Gerry Byrne.

Best of luck to the Provincial Towns Cup team who play Wexford in the second round on Saturday

Results Men: Sun May 3rd: Open Singles Stableford-1st Peter Smith (15) 39pts (c/back)2nd John Newport (20) 39pts3rd Jim Murphy (13) 37pts (c/back)2 Club: Stuart O'Kennedy @7th, John Newport @11th

Mon May 4th: 4 Person Team Scramble-1st Michael O'Grady (14), John Devlin (17) (Rosslare)Martin Quigley (10) (Rosslare), George O'Connor (11) (Rosslare)59.82nd Tommy Duggan (16), Padraig Tiernan (13), Bernie Furlong (18),Vonnie O'Connor (14) (Rosslare)59.9Results Ladies:

Sun May 3rd: Open Singles Stableford

1st Kate Masterson (20) 37 pts2nd Paula O'Leary (12) 34 pts (c/back)3rd Susan Evans (14) 34 pts

Fixtures: Sat May 9th; Open Singles Stableford; Provincial Towns Cup .v. Wexford; Sun May 10th; PGA Tankard (GOY); Mon May 11th; Ladies May Classic; Tue May 12th; Ladies May Classic; Wed May 13th; Ladies May Classic; Open Singles Stableford.

St Paul's A.C.

The club had a busy day on Day 1 of The County Track and Field in Enniscorthy. Daniel Halligan earned 2 medals, becoming the U15 High Jump county champion as well as his bronze in the 100m. Maeve Hayes was our second county champion winning the U14 Long Jump and earning 3rd place in the 200m.

Other medallists included: Emma Carr 3rdU13 Long Jump & 100m, Conn Mernagh 2nd U10 100m, Chanel O'Leary 2nd U14 1500m, Sammy Delaney 3rd U16 Long Jump, U11 relay team (Teegan Fortune, Amelia Rees, Grace Nolan and Bonnie Murphy) finished in 3rd place, U13 team (Emma Carr, Ciara, Aoife and Niamh Rees) 3rd place, U9 team (Jacub Sumec, Shay Murphy, Pierce Murphy and Conor Waldron) 3rd place! Well done to all who competed!

Tara Connick was also in action recently where she won the Senior South Leinster Schools Discus! Tara will compete at the Leinster Schools later this summer! Well done!

Kilrane NS 50 /50 lottery

We would like to thank all participants in the 50/50 Lottery. We would like to congratulate our April Winner Margret Maher. They took home a grand total of €1,295.

The lottery has been a great success so far and we look forward to your continued support.

Active Retirement

Next Meeting: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015 at 3.00pm, at the Hotel Rosslare. There will be committee at 2.00pm at the same location. Our thanks to Jim Begley for his most interesting talk on local history at our May meeting.

The Knit-Wits ►The Meal booked for Monday, 11th May, 2015 has been cancelled.◄

The new venue for the Knit-Wits gathering will be at the Maritime Museum (The Old Tourist Office), Kilrane, and will still be on Fridays at 10.30am.

2015 ARA Holiday: This year the holiday will be to the Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co Cork, on 31st August, 2015, with Joe O'Brien. Prices for 5 days/4 nights are €315 PPS and €355 single. A Deposit of €50 Per Person will be required as soon as possible. A number of places are still available. Contact Mairead on 053 9133702053 9133702

Set Dancing and Sean Ós Dancing: At the Rosslare/Kilrane Community Centre on Monday 11th May, and Monday, 25th May, at 11.00am to 12.30pm. Prices: Singles €3 and couples €5.Come and join in the music and craic and a cup of tea. Contact Niamh 087-9233506087-9233506

May Outing: On Wednesday, 20th May, 2015, to The Delta Sensory Gardens, The Arboretum and Rathwood, Co. Carlow. Prices are: K&RH ARA Members €8; Other ARA Group Members €12; Non ARA Members €15. The Coach will depart from the Railway Social Club, Rosslare Harbour, at 09.00am.

We continue to remember in our thoughts and prayers those of our members who are currently ill.

Scrap Saturday

Kilrane NS are running their annual Scrap Saturday and Old Clothes collection on Saturday 16th May.

All scrap metal, boilers, washing machines, kettles, pots & Pans, Barbeques, bikes, prams, trampolines, swings, old farmyard machinery, cars garden furniture (no plastic), mobile phones & spectacles, Clothes, footwear (in pairs), hats, belts, handbags, etc.

Collection point is Kilrane Community Centre from 9am to 3pm. If you have large items please call Margaret on 0876899430 to arrange collection.

RNLI Coffee Morning

A coffee morning in support of Rosslare Harbour RNLI will be held on Friday 15th May in Hotel Rosslare at 10.30. Lifeboat souvenirs and merchandise will also be on sale. Come along and enjoy a coffee and support the local lifeboat station.

St Mary's GAA

Club Lotto: Jackpot €7600; Last week's numbers 4-22-23-24. Bonus 33; No Winner; Match 3 Winner - Martin Hughes; Next Draw Monday 11th May.

Dates for your Diary: 14th May 2015 - The Irish Blood Transfusion Services will hold at Donor Clinic at St Mary's Rosslare GAA Complex in Tagoat from 4:30pm to 8pm. Donating a unit of blood might just save a life!

18th July 2015 - St Mary=92s Rosslare will hold their First Summer Event at the Complex in Tagoat. Bands/DJ/BBQ and much more , its and evening you won=92t want to miss. Over 18s only.

Membership: Membership for the coming year is now open for club and gym. Please contact Niall McDonnell to renew or sign up. 087 2672108. Niall will be at the complex on Friday evenings from 7-8. Fees for 2015 are: Adult Players €100, Adult non playing members €50, Student €50, U14 - U18 €40, U8 - U12 €30, U6 €10. Gym €60 for 6 months, €100 for 12 months, One off Payment €10 for Fob.

Club Shop: The club shop will be open on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm for anyone wishing to purchase hurls, helmets, grips, club gear or place orders.

U14 Feile Fundraiser: Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Feile Fundraising efforts over the May bank holiday weekend - we had a very successful weekend with a kids disco, cake sale, raffle and car wash all running over the three days. A special word of thank you goes to all the ladies and gents who baked for the weekend and Georgina Peare for her help in organising the venue. Our lucky raffle winners were: Orla Walsh, Siobhan Burke, Eoghan Foley, Teresa Bolger and Pauline Murphy.

A huge thank you to the Talbot Hotel in Wexford for sponsoring first prize.

Model County Tickets: Tickets are still available from Niall Mc Donnell 087 2672108 or any committee member for this month=92s draw!

Camogie Club news

Please note that the Club shop is open on Tuesday's 7.30 to 8.30 pm. We stock club socks, shorts, hoodys, training tops, hurls, grips & sliotars.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Services will hold a donor clinic on Thursday 14th May 4.30 to 8.00 pm at the clubhouse. We would urge all eligible donors to please consider donating. Thanks in advance.

Training Times-Junior B: Tuesday & Thursday 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm; Under 14: Wednesday 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm; Under 12: Wednesday 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm; Under 10: Wednesday 6.15 pm to 7.00 pm; U6 & U8: Monday 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm

Upcoming Matches-Junior B: As Gorey have pulled out of the league, there is only one match left to play against Oylegate (match date and time to be advised). Keep up the training though ladies because the championship is only around the corner.

U14: Third round of the U14 Roinn 1 Championship is fixed V Cloughbawn in Clougbhawn on 8th June. Keep up the training girls.

U12: Well played at the home blitz on May Bank Holiday Monday, you were awesome. Now let's get ready for the championship first round match which is fixed for 15th May at home against Ballygarrett/Realt na Mara. Good luck to you all.

U10: Well played at the home blitz last Wednesday evening, every girl was in top form. We have another three match away blitz on 13th May in Bannow/Ballymitty. Good luck girlies!

U8 & U6: Final call for membership fees please, we would be grateful if you would please arrange your daughter's registration fee of €40 if you have not already done so.


school enrolment

St. Mary's N.S. Tagoat are currently taking enrolments for September 2015 forms can be obtained from the school. New Infants are invited to come to school on Wednesday 27th May and Wednesday 3rd June from 11am to 12pm as part of our early start programme. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Deirdre on 053-9132926.

ST. MARY'S DAY CAREWe would like wish all our patrons who are ill or in hospital a speedy recovery, get well soon and we'll see you back in the centre.

We have some places available for anyone who is interested in attending our day care centre, call 053-9132624 or drop in to see us.

If anyone is looking meals on wheels or knows anyone who might benefit it's only €6 for a 3 course meal delivered to your door, call 053-9132624 for details.

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Summer Slim

Summer is coming and our Summer Slim campaign is under way. Every Thursday evening at 7:30 come along to The Community Hall in Tagoat for our Motivational chat and weekly weigh ins. Lots of fun is being had and everyone is supportive of individual goals.


The toddler group meets in Tagoat Hall every Tuesday from 10 a.m. All Welcome, so come along for an enjoyable morning.

blood donor clinic

The Irish Blood Transfusion Services will hold a donor clinic on Thursday 14th May 4.30 to 8.00 pm at the GAA clubhouse. We would urge all eligible donors to please consider donating.

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